The S-Presso is available in 4 variants – Std, LXi, VXi and VXi+.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has been launched in India at an introductory price of Rs. 3.69 lakhs for the base Std trim. The price goes up to Rs. 4.91 lakhs for the top VXi+ AGS variant, (all prices, ex-showroom). The budget-friendly compact car is based on Suzuki’s Heartect platform, which also underpins cars like the Dzire, Swift and Wagon R.
The exterior of the Maruti S-Presso looks industrial with its upright stance and high bonnet line with some sporty touches. All this is highlighted by black bumpers, flared wheel arches and side claddings with a good ground clearance of 180 mm. Sadly, it gets wheel covers instead of proper alloys. The front gets a slightly tweaked grille similar to what we see on the Vitara Brezza. The turn indicators are mounted on the front fenders. The rear, however, is austere with nothing much going on, except an inserted skid-plate design in the bumper.
The interior seems to take some design elements from the Mini Cooper. It has a 7-inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system in the centre, afore which is the unusual instrument cluster. It comes with fabric upholstery and non-adjustable headrests. Similarly, to add more sportiness to the car, it has orange accents around the AC vents and running at the centre of the dashboard in a circular shape.
The S-Presso uses a BS6 compliant, 1.0-litre petrol engine coupled with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AGS. It produces 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque. The lower variants have an ARAI-certified mileage figure of 21.4 km/l while the higher VXi and VXi+ variants (in manual and AMT form) promise to return 21.7 km/l.
Additionally, the gross weight of the vehicle is 1170 kgs. The car measures 3665 mm in length, 1520 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2380 mm. Besides this, the height will vary according to the wheel size options i.e 1549 mm if it runs on 13-inch wheels and 1564 mm in the VXi and VXi+ variants that get 14-inch alternatives.
The Maruti S-Presso gets safety features such as ABS, EBD, driver side airbag, reverse parking sensor, speed alert system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder. However, one may opt for the optional passenger-side airbag as well.
At the given price point, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is going to compete with the Renault Kwid, and the Datsun redi-GO.
Maruti S-Presso Price
– Std : Rs. 3,69,000/-
– LXi : Rs. 4,05,000/-
– VXi : Rs. 4,24,500/-
– VXi AGS: 4,67,500/-
– VXi+ : Rs. 4,48,000/-
– VXi+ AGS : Rs. 4,91,000/-
(all prices, ex-showroom)